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CNN
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am EST
readers want guns. mandatory. that's what my readers want. obama -- this is something he can try to push through and if republicans don't vote for it, they'll look evil and horrible like wayne lapierre against gabby giffords. >> they're going against the will of the majority of the people. >> exactly. i published an op-ed in the philadelphia inquirer a week ago and in it, i outlined three things we could do to make our streets safer and dry up illegally trafficked guns and i was braced actually for a barrage of angry e-mails from the people from the right and i got nothing but praise. >> look, i'm not -- >> people who describe themselves as -- excuse me. >> i'm not on principle -- >> thank you, thank you. from people who described themselves as right wing or gun nuts and they said they agreed with everything outlined and basically, it was threefold. background checks for all gun sales. increased accountability for gun dealers who are criminals and doing something to reduce purchasing in this country and they agreed with all three. >> so, first of all, the straw purchasing thing, thi
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
closing here. i think if the obama administration wants to accomplish something, i think they've -- >> hold on. let me interrupt you there. it isn't just political. because the polls, we just did a poll here at cnn. americans. 92% say there should be background checks in gun stores. 87% on gun shows. the first three words of the constitution are we the people. that comes before, the second, i don't understand. >> so, because it comes chronologically before shall not infringe, it's more powerful? i don't know. >> i'm simply making the point, the people want this. so how is he being political -- >> public opinion has been wrong before. by the way, i don't think that we should -- >> matt, even your own leaders i think disagree with your position. even your own readers want -- >> my readers are to the right of atila the hun. my readers want -- my readers want guns. mandatory. that's what my readers want. obama -- this is something he can try to push through and if republicans don't vote for it, they'll look evil and horrible like wayne lapierre against gabby giffords. >> they're goin
Comedy Central
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm PST
say? maybe i'm mellowing with age. and sadly, tonight is one of those nights, because barack obama has finally done something right in the war on terror. after years of empty promises, he is closing guantanamo's office of closing guantanamo. [ laughter ] we did it! finally, america can move beyond the sad chapter of trying to close down our gulag by the sea. [ laughter ] and they're closing the office of closing gitmo not a moment too soon. i heard the conditions in that office were horrific. people held for years in cramped, poorly-lit quarters and repeatedly water-coolered. [ laughter ] and more gratifying to conservatives like me, keeping gitmo open will secure this key part of george bush's legacy. along with brush-free paths in crawford and the invention of the safety pretzel. [ laughter ] but the obama administration didn't abandon due process all by themselves. no, none of this giving up would have been possible without the heroic roadblocks thrown up by congress, which passed laws barring the transfer of detainees into the united states, that prohibited transferring detaine
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am EST
. it would be like if president obama talking about something terrible and us editing the audience clapping about it. >> dana: and laughing. >> eric: on the heels of it. it's terrible. it's not journallism. >> bob: is there something in press world where there is accountability? is there a board or something like that to call you on these things? >> dana: i think the peer pressure for journalists serves as the best check against that. >> greg: i disagree. i have instituted a journalistic spanking program. where when this happened they have to come to my apartment and i spank them vigorously. >> kimberly: are you looking forward to spanking bashir? >> greg: for some it's not a deterrent. >> eric: now you have someone else issuing the spanking -- >> kimberly: i hear martin bashir is at your door right now. >> dana: we'll get to the second topic. news today about the economy that was surprised a lot of economists. they weren't expecting for the economy to actually slink. contracted in -- actually shrank, contracted in the fourth quarter. >> eric: everybody says everything is great, ob
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:00pm EST
it's something that obama's come to rely on very much but we still haven't clarified the legalities. >> and international opposed to domestic. harold ford jr. on "morning joe" today and former congressman, obviously, and he pointed out he get it is controversy and the moral issue but when it comes to putting boots on the ground, see it is logic in using drones in that respect. and i think a lot of people might agree with him to save a life of a soldier using a drone and then talking about domestically, people change. no one wants a drone over the home growing pot or not and some of the usage of the law enforcement personnel. >> sure. by the way, we right now are the only drone superpower. that's not to stay the same. drones are not hard to fly. other countries will be using them. we have to think about the precedent we are setting on the international scene for the use of drones. we fly them in to other people's countries and kill people there. if somebody did that to us, we'd be upset. >> everyone should check out the article. i appreciate you making time to come out. >> thank you.
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
update to a report we brought you earlier in week. something that president obama promised on day one of his first term. and now, one show, apparently has some new scoop. >> after years of empty promises, he is closing guantanamo office of closing guantanamo. we did it! finally america can move beyond the sad chapter of trying to close down our glub by the sea. choting the office of closing guantanamo not a moment too soon. i heard the condition in the office were horrific. people held for years and in cramp corners and water coole coolered. special envoy in charge of closing the president, daniel freed seen here judging mankind. has been reassigned to work on issues like iran and syria. that is just more obama cronyism. the guy fails at one job so they give him cushy post of solving the middle east. >> shepard: o
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
, they're around immigration. that is something that has heard them. some republicans say this move to do immigration reform ultimately won't help republicans. i think in some ways, that's true because latinos, as well as the other folks in the obama coalition, do seem to see a more activist role for the government and that's been a -- continuing to be a problem for republicans. >> but, joe, when we went and did marches in arizona, you have wholesome latino families, middle class and some even doing better than middle class, pulled over because they were automatically a suspect. so this is not about people's class and welfare. this is about people's rights. >> yes. but you know, racism is appalling. and the association of a latino with low income is ridiculous. but as nia malika says, they're reelgt in the sense not about the taker part, but they're right in the sense it's not just about immigration or respect, it's also that the latino, the emerging latino population, supports a greater role for government, a greater fairness in government, they're socially liberal after yeeshs of say
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
violence. >> we must do something. >> president obama's nominee for secretary facing capitol hill critics. is the hagel nomination in trouble? >> we have questions to answer. >> what about the super bowl? >> god is good. god is good. >> you can see behind me this is a part of the halftime stage brought in yesterday in pieces not put together yet. >> tweev charlie and i i became a xpertd on deer velvet. >> you're the expert? >> yes. >> no doubt why you guys moved back to new orleans, all you have to do is come to new orleans. >>> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. a neighborhood under virtual lockdown more than 36 hours because of a hostage drama. police are negotiating with a man holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker. they say he kidnapped the child from a school bus tuesday after killing the driver who tried to stop him. >>> the debate over tougher gun laws came to newtown, connecticut last night in a jam-packed public hearing. parents of the sandy hook shooting victims asked state lawmakers to take action. >> six weeks ago today we held the funeral
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
something. >> president obama's nominee for defense secretary, capitol hill critic, is hagel nomination in good shape? >> he's got some questions to answer. >> how did you get a gig co-hosting the super bowl? >> god is good. god is good. >> reporter: you can see behind me this is a part of the halftime stage that was brought in yesterday in pieces. it's not been put together again. >> between charlie and i have, i have become the expert on deer antler spray. >> you are the expert. >> yes. >> for anybody who had a doubt about why you guys moved back to new orleans, all you have to do is come to new orleans. >> i i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. a neighborhood in midland city, alabama, has been under lockdown because of a hostage drama. a man is holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker. they say he kidnapped the boy from a school bus tuesday after killing the driver who tried to stop him. >>> the debate over tougher gun laws came to newtown yesterday at a jam-packed town hall. they asked lawmakers to take action. >> six weeks ago today we held a funeral for our
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 10:00am EST
isn't something that the pentagon wants. obama will need his whole cabinet onboard to get this done. chuck hagel is someone we don't think about who could be a leader on gun control but could be instrumental in making sure gun control is something that happens. >> what would be the net effect of a memorandum like that? >> it would be a huge step forward for the pentagon in undoing what i call the unholy alliance between the pentagon and the nra. when this bill was passed wayne lapierre came out and said this is one of the biggest pro-gun legislation accomplishments in 20 years, and he was right. it did a huge amount of damage, the abilities of cities and straights across the country to hold gun companies accountable. if hagel goes forward and says, look, what the pentagon did under rumsfeld was wrong, we can start to undo that damage. there is congressman adam schiff. what we could do is make it so that gun manufacturers are accountable. >> is there any other company that supplies to the military that has this kind of protection? >> absolutely not. building tanks, planes, automobile
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
obama. so that's something that's going to, you know, split up a relationship. but one more thing, i don't think you can underestimate the importance of this president of having the enlisted man, sergeant hagel, be the person who heads up the pentagon. because what's very important to this president is that he have somebody at the pentagon, particularly as you look to reshape the pentagon and pare it down, whom he believes can stand up to the generals, jake. that's really important to this president. not be cowed by the generals. and not do exactly what they want. but listen to them and tell them, you know, from the point of view of the man who was in the fox hole, i can tell you this is what we need to do and this is what we don't need to do. and the president also believes that hagel has a lot of credibility of somebody who's been in the fox hole, whose been wounded. >> literally. >> who literally understands what happens when you go to war and would, transfer therefore be more reluctant to go to more. >> and he would be the first enlisted man to be secretary of defense. what's als
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
children. we must do something. >> the hearing included testimony from the national rifle association. the vice president says it rejects bans on some assault weapons and bans president obama support. >> republicans have a proposal to make schools safer. and that is stirring up a lot of controversy. nannette miranda has the story tonight from sacramento. >> invoking the name of vicky soto, the teacher killed in the sandy hook massacre, while using her body to shield students. a group of lawmakers proposed a school marshal program to protect campuses from gunmen mod yeld after air marshal who's guard against terrorism and staffers from janitor to principal could be skparmd no ÷ how many are carrying a gun. >> we have a more yap yal obligation that the next vicky soto faced with inexpoliticable even,,s"z that e she not be leftézq+ defenseless. >> school marshals would have to pass a background check to get a concealed weapons permit. one bill would alout use of education funds to pay for the program illustrating the divide in the gun control debate in these post-sandy hook times pitti
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
and criticized mr. obama for not meeting with it. >> one thing the president could have done instead of waste something much time blaming others would have been to convey job -- convene the jobs council created amid so's much fanfare. >> john boehner's press secretary said the president "treated his jobs council as a nuisance than a vehicle to spur job creation." on wednesday, republican national committee chair reince priebus tweeted news this morning that the economy contract last quarter comes as obama's job council ends. great work, team. you're excused." council shared by jeffrey immelt and included prominent business leaders and economists. president obama bypassed the permitting process with the keystone pipeline. afl-cio president donald trump d trumka criticized it on other issues. >> the job council that didn't embrace the jobs program you say what are they up to? >> republicans say the council was ineffective are the same ones who block the president's job proposal. >> when we hear the ridiculous criticism from this it comes from people on capitol hill who have consistentl
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
street shooting. little miss pendleton was a 15-year-old honor student. as president obama said today, these instances of gun violence are not going to stop without our action. >> if we're not doing something to try to have an impact on that, to lessen it, even if it's not perfect. even if it doesn't work every time, even if it doesn't save every person who is a potential victim of gun violence, but we save a few. you know, if we don't do that, shame on us. >> and shame on congress if they cannot find the courage to act on this issue. get your cell phones out. we want to know what you think. tonight's question, is today's testimony enough for congress to act on gun laws? text a for yes. text b for no to 622639. you can go to our blog at ed.msnbc.com. we'll have results later on in the show. joining me now is senator sheldon whitehouse of rhode island who was part of today's hearing. senator, good to have you with us tonight. >> thanks, ed. good to be with you. >> you bet. this is an emotional, gut-wrenching issue on both sides. people on the other side of the issue, lapierre's c
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am PST
, when the republicans look at the election results of 2012, you know, obama carried over 7-10 hispanic voters. the tide changed on that. you're seeing now, you know, senators michael rubio, senator john mccain, republicans are making an urgent plea to pass comprehensive reform, something that, you know, maybe even a year ago was seemed pretty unlikely or possible given the hard line stance that we saw republicans adopt in the 2012 presidential primary. so definitely a new urgency on part of the gop. >> the president seems to have good polling numbers. sean sullivan, thank you so much from "the washington post" today. >>> here's a first look at news going on around america. nasa launching a satellite into orbit from florida. this new equipment will improve communication with the international space station and relay images captured about it hubble space telescope. >>> a quilt displaying a photograph of a lynched african-american woman is generating strong emotions from visitors at an indianapolis library. >> i get people here all different kinds of races and color and creed tre
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 1:00am EST
priority right now. we are nation-building here at home, something that not just candidate obama, but also candidate romney, agreed about. we are looking at unprecedented cuts in spending on national security. we are looking at the prospect of drawing down from afghanistan. we are looking at a lot of changes. not just here in the united states, but in the world. one of the questions i know that we have is whether we are ready for the exchanges. i suspect that most of us believe we are not. tom, make -- maybe you could start as out and talk about the sequestration that paul ryan told us this weekend is going to happen. >> it is a prediction that at this point seems like a certainty, but i would argue it has been a near certainty once beat sequestration provision was written into the budget control act. i will talk a bit about sequestration per se, but i would regard it as a symptom and not the disease itself. the disease itself is erosion to the point of vanishing, almost, of the bipartisan political consensus for military string, for peace through strength, as people used to say. that
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 9:20am EST
respect us. they do not respect our leaders. i am amazed that obama does not allow us to go and get our energies so we can get rid of opec for a change. the greatest abuser of all is opec. the other is why they do not do something about china. stuart: china has the money and we want to borrow that money. >> if we turn things around, we do not have to arrow the money. we would be a great country again. we are headed in the wrong direction. it is interesting that in 2016 that they say, which will be interesting china will supersede us as a great power a great economic power. if somebody said this ten years ago, it was unthinkable. that is a pretty sad fact. stuart: we had another report out last week that said you were looking to buy the "new york times." i am hoping that is true. >> i think a lot of people are hoping it is true. i have looked at it. their numbers are tremendously bad. they sold their quarters building for, i think, $175 billion. the guy who bought it flipped it a short time later for $500 million. they bought the boston globe for a billion to and it turned out it took 60
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
during a shooting in arizona. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> reporter: president obama, who met with giffords tuesday, has promised action on the issue. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: putting forth proposals that include an assault weapons ban, a ban on high-capacity magazines and the measure that is seen as most likely to go somewhere, background checks on all gun purchases, including private sales by owners. but there is resistance from gun rights advocates. wayne lapierre, the head of the nra, says the federal government is not enforcing its existing gun laws effectively and the answer is not more gun laws. >> none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> mr. lapierre, that's the point. the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a back grounding check. we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. i think it's
Current
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
-- i think the plans are finally aligned to do something about immigration reform. president obama taking the lead of course, talking about it in his inaugural address. you know he is going to talk about it in the state of the union as well. and then the gang of eight on the -- in the united states senate, four republicans and four democrats coming forward with their outline of the legislation that they are going to introduce, which including all of the essential elements includes doing something about clamping down -- i'm sorry -- clamping down on employer who hire undocumented workers, more security at the border, and offers a path to citizenship for the 11 million people who have put down roots in this community. they are here. they have been here a long time. right now they are law-abiding citizens. they are paying taxes. they have got their families. they have got their homes. kids in school. kids in the military. they have got their jobs. they have got everything accept being american citizens. yesterday at a little forum here in washington, d.c. sponsored by "politico," chuc
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
it. but essentially that's what he said, this is president obama's policy, and is that going to be what is the problem essentially with some of the more conservative senators which are on this committee? >> i think that's right. i think something that's unspoken, there is still neocon opposition to the idea we are going to have to be less interventionist, that it is not a black and white world, we're living a multipolar world, the economic component of foreign policy is going to become more important and i think he is in a line with the president on those things. >> and we do have the sound now, i'm told, so let's play it. >> senator hagel's record is deeply troubling and out of the mainstream. too often it seems he's willing to subscribe to a worldwide view that is predicated on appeasing our adversaries while shunning our friends. >> how much about this today could be about legitimate policy differenceses, do you think, e.j., and how much of it politic political? >> i think the two are intertwined. i think there will be, i hope there is, as i said, a real argument here because if
FOX
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. >> the white house is pushing to reinstate a ban on assault weapons. limit ammo clips and want universal background checks. >> president obama's choice to get a grilling from senators this morning. chuck hagel is a former republican senator. but no republican is supporting his nomination. and only democrats are defending his record on iran and israel. the hearings are due to start at 9:30. >> new this morning, a reminder to drivers in the district starting today, you will get a $100 ticket for crossing into the bike lanes on pennsylvania avenue. mayor greyish ued the emergency order months ago making u turns illegal in an effort to cut down on accidents. police had only given out warnings. >> a warning to metro riders from transit police. protect your electronics. 31 devices were snatched between january 13th and the 26th. that's up from 19 steps. the figures are down from the same time last year, they are urging riders to be proactive and keep the devices out of sight. >>
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
both of them and at one point, he made them get together and compromise on something that he wanted. so he was terrific. >> eric: now there is -- this next gentleman is someone president obama thinks he models himself after. abraham lincoln. but wasn't he a good listener? >> abraham lincoln was an excellent listener. he had to have a cabinet full of people that doris concerns goodwin called a team of rivals. they were actual lea his enemies. most of them didn't like lincoln. they were kind of disgusted that he was elevated above them. but he nevertheless listened to them, took their advice and when necessary, put them in line. >> eric: how about jfk? you say he was a good listener as well. >> jfk was excellent. he had, of course, the cabinet of the best and the brightest. these were all very bright guys. they divided bitterly over the cuba episode. he ended up taking the advice of his brother, bobby. and the only drawback to jfk was he often wouldn't listen to the military. he didn't trust the military very much and the joint chiefs of staff. >> eric: now we switch gears. bad listen
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm PST
republicans to read in to chuck hagel something that isn't there. i mean, this is i think something that democrats and republicans have had concern with because his positions are to the left of president obama's. you heard carl levin and richard blumen that will taking him to task. do you think he was pushing bad from the right or the left worse today? >> you know, he got very tough questions from both. i think the attacks were more effective and more blirsing from the gop which came as no surprise. >> yeah. >> i think senator mccain set the tone when he began with a pretty pointed line of questioning about iraq and about the surge in 2007, whether that was successful. then we saw senator cruz play pretty, you know, pretty damaging interviews that the senator hagel gave to al jazeera sometime ago and limited context provided left a pretty poor impression pregs, an impression he agreed with callers to the show that had unflattering things to say about the united states. >> right. >> ernesto, yes, we admit hagel's having a rough day but i think everybody expects he will be confirmed and i
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
senator barack obama. >> he understands sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, it is something we only do when it is absolutely necessary. >> today hagel's nomination stirred controversy over his openness to engage iran in criticism of the israeli government. >> i cannot support a nominee for defense secretary who thinks we should be tougher on israel and more lenient on iran. >> tom hagel still has his brother's back. >> we look at each other and say, you know, what can they do to you, send you back to vietnam? >> despite strong opposition from many republicans officials are now confident barring any unforeseen developments they have the votes to confirm hagel and the former nebraska senator will soon become the first vietnam vet to run the pengon. >> michael, thank you very much. for a look at what's trending today, our quick round up of what has you talking online. no worries, man, the government of jamaica is endorsing a volkswagen super bowl ad labeled racially insensitive by critics. it features a white office worker from minnesota so happy about his new
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am EST
obama and obama's policies on iran and has been for some time whether it's opposing sanctions. that is something we are currently engaged in, whether it's wanting iranian membership in the world trade organization. it's refusing to designate hezbollah and other iranian groups as terrorist organizations. these are all things that put him in contrast with the current administration's policies. so i think the line of questions on iran from the left and the right are warranted. >> he said in that 112-page questionnaire, and i quote, smart,s unprecedented, and effective sanctions against the iranian regime. he would continue to implement and he supports what congress and the obama administration have adopted in recent years. >> that is a new position and that's the right position to take. but it flies in the face of a number of votes. it was really rich to suggest all of this time we've been taking him out of context and using one vote or one quote when it's been a record and pattern of votes and quotes that lead people to believe this. there's no reason for republicans to want to read this
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 2:35am EST
his campaign, where he stood. all pretty interesting. president obama made it clear if congress doesn't act i will send my own bill up there and get something done. there definitely seems to be some determination to get something done. >> and on both sides of the aisle. >> exactly. nice to see one -- one issue with bipartisanship. nice to see, an issue the country talked about for decades. >> john kerry's senate seat has been filled now he is confirmed as next secretary of state. massachusetts governor patrick appointed former chief of staff, william cowen. cowen will serve in the senate until june's election. for kerry's permanent replacement. it is the first time in history there will be two african-americans serving in the senate. the other tim scott of south carolina. >> impressive diversity gains in the congress, all kind, women, african-americans. so very interesting. >> toyota is recalling more than 1 million cars because of two different safety defects. 907,000 toyota corolla and matrix models are being recalled because of faulty airbags. between 2001 and 2004. nearly 40
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am EST
. americans are counting on you. >> as the rest of the country something must be done to prevent gun violence. the nra and the allies in the republican party are digging in. we'll look at what president obama can and can't accomplish on gun safety at the top of the program. >>> plus does president obama want a deal on illegal immigration? which would be huge on his legacy. or does he want the issue hanging around so republicans get punished at the polls by latino voters. we'll get some answers tonight. >>> and it may be last call for the tea party. consider this. republicans with national ambitions claim they want tome to stop being the stupid party. conservatives are working with democrats on illegal immigration. and fox news parts ways with sarah palin. dana milbank says it's all evidence the tea party is losing steam and he's with us tonight. >>> plus the boy scouts of america are considering dropping their ban on gay volunteers and members. it's another sign of the progress this country has made on gay rights. but not without controversy. >>> and finally, is the most powerful rep
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
, president obama announced that he would spend this term at least in part on an issue commonly believed to be among the heaviest lifts in all of american politics. he said he would do something about gun violence. now the president can create certain changes by himself with his executive authority. he can make changes, not laws. he cannot change laws, but he can change things that the administration is responsible for itself. for big changes, though, for real reform, the president needs congress to pass new laws, and that's where the real political heavy lifting comes in. to do that political heavy lifting, the white house announced a new political strategy, or at least a new political tactic to try to get this done. the 2012 obama/biden reelection campaign would morph itself into an advocacy group, a powerful democratic grassroots activism machine. the old campaign would transfer to this new group its vast database of information about obama supporters, about voters. and then the new group would mobilize supporters to mobilize the president's agenda now, the same way they supported him al
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
this a fluke or something we should get used to? >> during his inauguration president obama talked about climate change and its impact and with these extreme fluctuations in temperature we have had, a lot of people are asking what is going on with the weather? today, wind and stinging cold. hours earlier, sheets of rain. causing flash floods. yesterday, balmy weather blanketed the area. some people were sweating it out. remember a few days ago? record-breaking cold. the roller-coaster weather has a lot of people asking what is up? >> ester it was 70 and is january. >> it is completely ridiculous. >> some people's dressed strange weather is nothing new. >> we have a few winters that were extreme as far as amounts of snow. >> while the debate rages, some say what we saysee here is the result of a roaring planet. >> all that are the patterns predicted by climate change. we have been seeing it in spades. >> some are worried that as the plan gets warmer, the weather fluctuations will grow more intense and the effects more devastating. it has been pretty extreme as far as the changes. >>
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
accomplish what many of his allies say is impossible. immigration reform is something president bush tried and failed to do. congress hasn't touched gun control in nearly 20 years. but president obama told univision news anchor maria salinas, he believes he can do both of them at the same time. >> i'm optimistic we can get both done. both will end up generationing opposition. >> reporter: there's opposites, including marco rubio who have said he will work with the president. huh he says they must secure the border before securing a pathway to citizenship. the president told univision, he has taken steps to secure the border. >> we don't want to create some vague prospect in the future that somehow a comprehensive immigration reform, that includes a pathway to citizenship will happen. >> reporter: the president acknowledged that gun control will be more difficult than immigration. but on wednesday, an impassioned gabby giffords helped him make the case. speaking for the first time since a bullet shattered her skull two years ago. >> it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act. >> rep
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